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Karina Glaser

Karina Yan Glaser is a full-time writer and illustrator with a varied career teaching and implementing literacy programs in family homeless shelters and recruiting healthcare professionals to volunteer in under-resourced areas around the world. Karina is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade books, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street and The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden. She lives in Harlem with her husband, two daughters, and an assortment of rescued animals. One of her proudest achievements is raising two kids who can't go anywhere without a book. Website: www.karinaglaser.com; Twitter: @KarinaYanGlaser; Instagram: @KarinaIsReadingAndWriting

6 of the Best Boredom Busting Activity Books for Kids

If you need some ideas for how to keep your kids occupied and engaged over the summer, explore these activity books for kids.

Graphic Nonfiction for Middle Grade Readers

We're living in a golden age of graphic novels! We're highlighting selection from the nonfiction sub-genre perfect for middle grade readers.

4 of the Best Picture Books About Photography

Introduce the tots to the world and art of photos, and some of history's notable photographers, with these picture books about photography.

5 of the Best New Chapter Books

On the hunt for some great new chapter books for yourself or the kids? Check out these great new and upcoming releases.

5 of the Best Middle Grade Books About Baseball

If you're not done celebrating opening day or know a kid who loves baseball, check out these excellent middle grade books about baseball.

5 of the Best Children’s Books About Spring

Get into the spring spirit and learn some things about the season with the kids and these vibrant children's books about spring.

20 Children’s Books To Read by AAPI Writers and Illustrators

Find 20 wonderful children's books by AAPI writers and illustrators, and add stories of different cultures and experiences to your shelves.

5 of the Best Children’s Books About Flowers

Know a budding botanist, or looking for gorgeous books highlighting flora? Check out these children’s books about flowers, including Flora: A Botanical Pop-Up Book by Yoojin Kim, Kathryn Selbert, and Nicole Yen.

5 Great Children’s Books About Writers

Know a young writer? Explore these inspiring children’s books about writers including Gwendolyn Brooks, Jane Austen, and more, including Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.

Presenting the Kidlit These Days Podcast!

Welcome Book Riot's new podcast, Kidlit These Days, pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today! Have a listen.